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SFGTV
Jul 12, 2011 3:30am PDT
16 million tourists come to san francisco last year. 50% of those tourists said they came to san francisco, the number one reason was to eat. that's eight million people coming here to eat. that's fantastic, but it underscores the importance of the industry we're talking about and making it more exciting especially around that convention area, as well, in the south of market, a more pleasurable dining experience, coffee experience with brunch, that's great for the city. it means they come back. it means they spend more money next time so we would encourage you and encourage the supervisor to expand the scope but really applaud his leadership and continue to support the legislation. thank you. president o'brien: thank you. any further public comment? sorry, i can't -- seeing none, we can take an action item on this, right? can we have a motion from one of my fellow commissioners? >> i motion to approve this ordinance but i'd like to motion that we approve it citywide including the south of market and westportal and pacific avenue. >> make that a recommendation? >> approving it, re
SFGTV2
Jul 10, 2011 2:30pm PDT
francisco again. that is the celebration of changing the world and our culture in san francisco. i am so thrilled to be able to do this. it is a week of celebration. thank you so much for being here. here is the flag. [applause] it usually takes two people. >> are you ok? >> yeah. >> all right. there you go. [applause] >> welcome to city hall. i will be in see today for the formal raising of the plight -- pride flag over san francisco. that was exciting. [applause] i never know what to wear. today, i thought i was going to be of the building, look like the building. some say i look like the first lady. i am not sure what that meant. i will take that job because it is less responsibility and get to travel around. i love dressing up and coming to city hall knowing where part of the city just as we are apart of city hall. this is a great crowd today. i have seen great improvements. the flag this year is new and crisp. the crowd is beautiful. everybody is organized. some of you dressed up and some of you did not. [laughter] that is okay. you are all welcome at city hall. before we do the for
SFGTV
Jul 12, 2011 5:30am PDT
across san francisco. this is your goal to increase participation? >> our campaign is designed for individuals who are uninsured who may or may not be participating as a result of their employer. you are correct that one can call 311, or go to our website. we have lots of fliers about the program. in terms of an employer -- commissioner clyde: this is just for the program. is the program working to increase participation? >> i think it is important to look at it from the perspective of how many uninsured adults there are in san francisco's. there is an estimated 64,000 uninsured adults in san francisco based on the california health service. there are about 64,500 uninsured adults currently in san francisco. we currently have a take up rate of about 88%. we do not accept all uninsured individuals who want to enroll. commissioner clyde: do you know how many are employed outside of san francisco? >> no one can be enrolled in healthy san francisco and be a non-san francisco resident. commissioner clyde: employed outside of san francisco. i thought all san francisco residents who d
SFGTV2
Jul 13, 2011 12:30am PDT
and for joining us on the 33rd annual carnival celebration kickoff here in your other home, san francisco city hall. i want to thank -- i want to thank all of you for being here tonight. our host committee, san francisco cultural arts traditions, our elected family, supervisors wiener and campos and john avalos who is on his way and mirkarimi who is soon here. wanted to say thank you for being here and bringing the community here into city hall. and we're always grateful when our mayor is here to join us tonight. thank you, mayor. i'd like to introduce the treasurer of the organization that's done so much work to make sure that all of us could be here tonight. superviser james camp, thank you for being here. also we have our president of the school board here, i think you're here some place. i'd like to droot treasurer of the organization who has done so much to make sure that all of us are here tonight and are able to celebrate on the weekend in may, carnaval. elena. >> thanks. on behalf of the san francisco cultural art trassdigs board of -- tradition board of directors, i'd like to thank ev
SFGTV2
Jul 6, 2011 2:00am PDT
with the human rights commission to listen to the first 10 testimonies from san francisco residents. the purpose of tonight symposium is for the commission and for the rest of the city family to hear from national experts on comprehensive immigration reform, and to obtain guidance on how local governments, commissions, and community organizations can weigh in on the comprehensive immigration reform debate. tonight's information will be used to guide the commission's work and to help shape our recommendations on behalf of the city immigrant community. i would like to introduce our presenters for tonight's symposium. the office of assembly man is here. thank you. the northern california chapter of the immigrants lawyers association. the commission would also like to thank our symposium partners. the asian american justice center from washington, d.c. the center for state and local government law. the chief justice earl warren institute. the consulate general of mexico. the quality federation. -- equality federation. the national center for lesbian rights. san francisco chamber of commerce. the san
SFGTV
Jul 19, 2011 9:00am PDT
benefit experts who said outside of san francisco, hra's are not offered without a health insurance plan. they were shocked when i mentioned that this was happening in san francisco. with more research, i found several benefits, brokers within and outside san francisco were targeting san francisco employers to sell the stand- alone hra. i have some evidence here that will show -- supervisor campos: do you have a copy of that? >thank you. next speaker please. i am going to read a few names. >> committee members, i am the senior pastor at the true hope baptist church in hunters view breakpoin. i am on several other community interest groups. we are very concerned about this audience. -- ordinance. i see a moral issue here. here again, we see those who have achieved in our society, trying to balance their situation on the backs of the port. that is a poor choice. the san francisco health care ordinance works. more than 50,000 san franciscans, residents have access to health care through healthy san francisco. the health ordinance saves taxpayers money. a loophole cheats workers, as we have
SFGTV
Jul 20, 2011 12:00pm PDT
approving a 10-year landfill disposal agreement and facilitation agreement with recology san francisco under charter section 9.118. supervisor chu: thank you. we have considered this a number of times. >> good morning, supervisors. in the director of the san francisco department. i am melanie nutter. at previous budget and finance meetings, the department provided a detailed overview for the contract which began back in 2006, highlighting the financial and environmental benefits of the proposed contracts and evaluating the importance of incorporating san francisco into the waste management system. as you know, under the current proposal, san francisco will stop using the facility in yuba city around 2015. with all costs factored in, but the recology bid will save san francisco ratepayers over $175 million over the life of the,. this includes waste disposal costs. looking at the landfill disposal fees alone, the competitive bids -- the competing bid was twice as high as those proposed by recology. the proposed agreement also has significant environmental advantages. it will eliminate up to 10
SFGTV2
Jul 5, 2011 9:00pm PDT
, carnaval. elena. >> thanks. on behalf of the san francisco cultural art trassdigs board of -- tradition board of directors, i'd like to thank everybody for being here today and it's been a lot of work but we're very happy to tell you that carnaval is very strong and we will be having a great carnaval this year on may 28 and may 29. but -- [speaking spanish] also the co-chair of the cultural arts committee and without our volunteers we could not have any of the events that we put out throughout the year. i would like to thank a lot of our volunteers, hopefully i don't leave anybody out. if i do, please excuse me. i'm going to put on my funny glasses. our president, check out his shoes. ok, so i would like to thank specifically monica and forest, two ladies in the back, i would like you to get up, please. these two ladies have been our life savers. they are always willing to volunteer for us for anything we ask them and we really thank you from the heart. we also like to thank janet. i saw her earlier. and also we would like to thank the pg&e, acknowledge the pg&e employees and their long
SFGTV2
Jul 8, 2011 9:00pm PDT
exhausted. in terms of what i'm doing, i feel so good. i feel so good about san francisco and the impact we are making in the state. we changed the state. >> you had clerks in the state of california that didn't step up. they walked away. we are not only going to not do same sex marriages not a second time any. in contrast, in san francisco, this is what we can do, add up all these computers here. expand our capacity by x. we can open up early. stay open late and on weekends. it's unbelievable and we coordinate all the training and get all through the process and make sure everything is signed and certified. that's a model for others. what happens is, when people prove things can be done. it raises the bar for what's possible. >> i think a lot of people were here from 2004 and they knew what that was like and wanted to take part in 2008. i think people really again, you know, stepped up and really put out their best that anybody could do in very short amount of time and literally, i think we pulled this together in 2 weeks. we put in long hours to make this all happen. >> hello. welcome to
SFGTV2
Jul 17, 2011 1:00pm PDT
of september, there will be sunday streets in san francisco's chinatown north beach. through the great work of our program and rose and the chinese chamber, part of the sunday street on september 18 will be a dedication to a citywide ping- pong tournament that each district of our city will field a team of people to play, and we will pick up in an alleyway in chinatown. there will be 11 ping pong tables, and we will determine the best ping-pong player from the city and county of san francisco. how about that in september? [applause] >> now, we are going to play. before we do, i would like to ask peter to come up from the united states table tennis association. they have a gift for you that will help you maybe this afternoon. so peter, can you make this quickly? mayor lee? >> on behalf of usa table tennis, we would like to present to the mayor this anniversary paddle. 40 anniversary ping-pong diplomacy, july 1-8, 2011, milwaukee, san francisco, richard nixon library from usa table tennis and suitable for autographing on the back so you can get some signatures while your there. thank you. may
SFGTV
Jul 16, 2011 5:30pm PDT
not hold the party line and do not believe we cannot make it work. with the help of san francisco and our customers, who have been generous with their $1 payments, it is doable. supervisor campos: thank you. next speaker please. >> [speaking spanish] >> good morning. i work for the restaurants. i am here because me and my co- workers, we are eligible for hra's, but most of us do not know about it or do not know how to access it. for a lot of us who do have money, the employers keep it at the end of the year because they do not let us know about it, or they make it complicated for us to access it, especially when our first language is not english. for example, where i work, they told us about our account. when i asked them how to access it, all they told us was to call this number, and then they would help us figure it out. >> [speaking spanish] >> i had to pay some costs out of my own pocket. when i inquired about these accounts, i was told that i no longer had the money. >> despite all this, my restaurant continues to charge customers this feat. -- fee. some customers ask what it is for,
SFGTV2
Jul 17, 2011 2:30pm PDT
over san francisco. that was exciting. [applause] i never know what to wear. today, i thought i was going to be of the building, look like the building. some say i look like the first lady. i am not sure what that meant. i will take that job because it is less responsibility and get to travel around. i love dressing up and coming to city hall knowing where part of the city just as we are apart of city hall. this is a great crowd today. i have seen great improvements. the flag this year is new and crisp. the crowd is beautiful. everybody is organized. some of you dressed up and some of you did not. [laughter] that is okay. you are all welcome at city hall. before we do the formal program, i want to acknowledge that this is the same suit i wore years ago when nancy pelosi walked into the room and have the same suit on -- had the same suit on. i do not think she is wearing the same suit, but i am. [laughter] sandra, thank you for being here to represent her. [applause] this is a treacherous thing to do at city hall. it is full of protocol and eggshells. it is not easy to walk on eg
SFGTV
Jul 14, 2011 7:30pm PDT
. this loophole is unjust and unfair. i am a restaurant worker, here in san francisco. three months ago, in april, i was in a bicycle accident in the city. if it was not for this health care ordinates, i would not be able to pay off the emergency bill. i got my bill from sf general, and it was $3,300 for a four- hour visit to the emergency room. i got some stitches, some painkillers. this year alone, i have been working part-time. this health care is really beneficial. it would be much better to close this loophole. supervisor campos: thank you. next speaker please. >> good morning, supervisors. we are here to support the closing of the loophole. the chinese workers association have been serving the chinese community for 40 years now. our members have high rates of poor health because they are working long hours. i have heard of some people working 17 hours a day, sweat shop conditions. low wages lead to bad housing conditions in sro's, and that leads to bad health. my aunt was a low-wage worker. she was denied treatment. one day, she died in her sleep. she is survived by her two sons. for folks
SFGTV
Jul 30, 2011 8:30pm PDT
with the department of environment on the san francisco home improvement program. we hope it becomes they hit this program in the city. we really are here to talk about the financial, as well as the environmental benefits of going green. in san francisco, as well as across the country, what we forget is often our home and the real estate that we own is normally the most valuable piece of wealth that we have in our family. but we also for get that real- estate and buildings also have some of the largest carbon footprint in san francisco, as well as across the country single-family homes are almost 22% of the carbon footprint. in my understanding, we have actually been miscounting the carbon footprint, and we actually undervalued the carbon footprint of real estate in those homes. we're here today to talk about how you can go green with doing some very simple things. some improvement items did you can get a rebate of up to $7,000 just by putting in new water heaters, and doing ventilation, and we have margaret here, who is a homeowner and a contractor, just to tell you really how easy it is. it
SFGTV2
Jul 26, 2011 9:00pm PDT
a couple of events that we've run into. i would like to introduce the san francisco -- [speaking spanish] , ed lee. >> thank you very much. welcome to city hall. i've been laughing for the last 15, 20 minutes because we're joking with the supervisors and of course supervisor campos had to ask me, what are you wearing for carnaval? and of course i said, well, i'll begin with the orange tie. is there anything else i have to wear? with that fantastic performance just now, with trash mashup, i was thinking, supervisor, you know, i've been thinking, i've got to have a replacement for that one-hour question-answer period at the board. i think i've got a better idea now what to do with that hour. instead of question and answer i'm going to invite trash mashup to cover me for those question-answers. all right. that was a wonderful performance. thank you very much. and also want to shout out to, as elena alluded, all of these wonderful cultural programs that we have, through funding for the grants for the arts. but the beauty of them and the why they are successful is because so many community vo
SFGTV
Jul 14, 2011 11:30am PDT
fully fund the required employee's spending requirement for health care in san francisco. supervisor campos: you indicated that usurp businesses, in terms of their view of the health care security ordinance. what did you find in surveying those businesses? >> we surveyed hundreds of businesses in san francisco in 2008 and 2009, and found in both years, two-thirds of the misses surveyed are in favor of the health care security ordinance. the same is true for the restaurant industry. two-thirds of restaurants tell us they are supportive of the ordinance. supervisor campos: finally, do you agree with the conclusions in mr. egan's impact report? >> my reading of it is that there would be potentially thousands of jobs lost in san francisco. supervisor campos: 270 the first year, 105 in the second year. >> that is a minimal impact. furthermore, his analysis did not take into account, to the best of my understanding, at the restaurant industry has passed on the cost of the increased expenditures to consumers. that would further mitigate the effect and further reduce his estimates. thank you
SFGTV2
Jul 9, 2011 10:30am PDT
roughly about 57% of the money, and the rest goes to the state. san francisco unified -- their money is part of that state part of money. even though in theory it is going to the state, it is coming back to the city. the cost of the additional workers, my recollection -- i think it is under $1 million. the city spends $1 million to go get $30 million. it is a pretty good return. even wall street would think that. >> [inaudible] >> the beginning of the year, yes, that is right. >> [inaudible] >> i think the nine-month report was -- i will have to go back and double check, but i think it was, like, $55 million. but we can get that. yes. we are very happy because part of the reason there's a little bit of lag time is we do the assessments, and the other side is the one who collects the money. part of it is making sure we are constantly seeking up, and we are ecstatic that we can help cut out almost 20% of the $300 million deficit, save a lot of jobs. great. the only thing i was going to say was [inaudible] oh, yes. the only thing i would hold out is obviously, we have worked about 12,00
SFGTV
Jul 30, 2011 5:00pm PDT
in the lower haight art walk. >> i just want to say that san francisco will suffer a gray loss with mr. soprano of in back to the east coast the. i am sorry to see you go. as a former new yorker, you had better keep in touch. >> any other commissioners? ok, we'll see if there's any public comment. is there anyone from the public that would like to address this application? seeing none, it is in the hands of the commission. >> can i have a motion? >> i move that the application be approved and including i suppose all the conditions set forth by the captain. >> a second. >> second. >> please call the roll. >> ok. good luck. i'm sure that it will help improvement to the neighborhood. >> thank you very much for your time. >> moving on, item six. commissioners comments and questions. >> i just wanted to take a minute to think a few people for being able to be here on this side of the partition tonight. i look forward to working with all of you. thank you for doing the of reach the day after i got passed through because that meant a lot. i appreciate it. it made me feel more secure. i wanted to think
SFGTV2
Jul 10, 2011 3:00pm PDT
us on the third thursday. today, we have a special program about san francisco's neighborhoods geology. we have frank, the geotechnical engineer who will walk us through a lot of this. we also have an architect who knows a lot about the history of the city. he keeps his eyes open and has a lot of information to share. we also have the chief building inspector. we are going to go through this by having frank give us a brief overview of the geology of sentences go. then we're going to look at a series of slides around the city. and see how the geology of the city affects the environment. their special problems and issues that arise we will try to answer questions as we go, particularly related to how the environment release to the underlying geology of the city. those are questions that rarely get asked. this is a chance for you to join us and ask your questions as well. welcome, frank. i see that you brought a big aerial photograph with overly geology. >> it is a big google map with overly geology. the different colors depict the different formations or deposits beneath san fran
SFGTV2
Jul 2, 2011 9:00pm PDT
with the federal reserve bank of san francisco. i am most proud of the work i have done for myself. i started a business called power forward, a social media and public policy consulting firm. >> why did you choose to return and live in san francisco? what motivated you to run? >> what motivated me was my love of san francisco. i see the changes that are happening. i see people picking cans out of the garbage. i see that there is no neighborhood grocery store. i see that small businesses are coming and going. they have not been able to sustain themselves. from my work experience in working for the city come in the mayor's office and in the nonprofit, i had a good sense of what the challenges were. as i looked on the horizon, i see more challenges coming. i thought i had a set of experiences and a passion and desire to serve. it started at 1 point when i was 8 years old. i took a tour here with my third grade class of city hall. coming into the rotunda, seeing the staircase, it is very mesmerizing, very memorable, and powerful. it was at that moment i decided i wanted to work here in this buil
SFGTV
Jul 17, 2011 10:30pm PDT
] >> hello, supervisors. i have been a nurse at san but this could general for over 20 years -- san francisco general for over 20 years. i am here to refute the perception that young people do not need health care and do not get sick. [laughter] >> in terms of preventive care, women's health issues, men's health issues, tuberculosis care, screening. those are the kinds of things addressed by having access to preventive care. as a post-anesthesia care nurse, i see many examples of unexpected trauma. young people are usually walking or bicycling, the victims of pedestrian auto accidents. they are usually the victims of the unintended crime,. usually, the criminal is not the one thing for their bills. it is something that we see. in closing, i just want to ask that you close this loophole so that our constituents in san francisco will be covered, and not at the cost of the taxpayer. supervisor campos: thank you. next speaker please. >> it is convenient to come after the others that just spoke because -- sorry, i am jennifer pilas. we have had a 27-year-old with appendicitis. $20,000 for one nigh
SFGTV2
Jul 23, 2011 9:00pm PDT
. in contrast, in san francisco, this is what we can do, add up all these computers here. expand our capacity by x. we can open up early. stay open late and on weekends. it's unbelievable and we coordinate all the training and get all through the process and make sure everything is signed and certified. that's a model for others. what happens is, when people prove things can be done. it raises the bar for what's possible. >> i think a lot of people were here from 2004 and they knew what that was like and wanted to take part in 2008. i think people really again, you know, stepped up and really put out their best that anybody could do in very short amount of time and literally, i think we pulled this together in 2 weeks. we put in long hours to make this all happen. >> hello. welcome to "meet your district supervisor." we are here with supervisor cohen from district 10. she started her first term in january, so she is new to the board. we will get to know her and talk about the toughest issues facing the city. welcome, supervisor. thank you for joining us. tell us a little bit about your backg
SFGTV
Jul 19, 2011 9:30am PDT
. we provide services to many small and midsize companies in san francisco, and we are concerned about the added burden that this will impose on businesses. these changes are of special concern when we are in a hurting the economy and businesses are struggling to stay afloat. the bay area offers lots of retail opportunities beyond san francisco. any unused funds in an employee account must carry over year to year and be were available to the employer, spouse, a family member. what happens when an employee is terminated? this would be subject to cobra, which means an employer must make and minimum contribution. any plan changes must comply with the regulations. if you take the choices out of the plan the election, it may not qualify under kroeber or the irs. this may impact industry that have high turnover. any employee that works eight hours or more per week will be able to accrue hcso and discourage any casual employers. this is what they what. focus on enforcing the current plan. the enforce the provision now is limited to receiving a corrective review. was supporting evidence necess
SFGTV2
Jul 3, 2011 3:00pm PDT
, supervisors campos, wiener, and all the others who called and asked what they could do for us. san francisco pride has had a strong relationship with the city. i also want to recognize former supervisor dufty who has been with us in the past and is currently with us now. [applause] i would like to express my gratitude to our fellow board members. we have a lot of new board members. i am so proud of all of you. our treasurer, dale hemminger. joshua smith has been with us for years. the board secretary, our new board members. [applause] this year marks the 45th anniversary of san francisco pride. we continue to create diversity and march in the street parades. this year we will be focusing on our youth. pride is at the forefront of protecting the lgbt youth and fighting against bullying. our committee has continued to fight since last year. we had a big treat with don't ask, don't tell. a federal judge overturned proposition 8. we continue to fight hiv and aids for our committee. the theme this year "in pride we trust," many ask how we could have that thing this year. it is in san francisco th
SFGTV
Jul 6, 2011 11:30am PDT
in san francisco. supervisor kim: thank you. >> i also worked for public agencies doing community outreach work. i worked on high-speed rail project and that kind of stuff. supervisor farrell: that was my line of questioning also. supervisor kim: thank you. next we have jenny lam. >> a good morning, supervisors. thank you for the opportunity to share with you my interest and passion for serving on the redistricting task force. i have lived in san francisco for 14 years with the majority of those years of levin -- living in district 8. i am a proud at san francisco public school parent and committed to raising our family here in the city. san francisco is our home. as you see from my application, i have dedicated my professional life to working in the community with a variety of backgrounds working directly in social- service programs, to education, women's rights, advocacy and policy. i am the director of community relations at chinese affirmative-action and i'm proud of our work last year around the census. we were one of the leading organizations binding and that yes we count co
SFGTV
Jul 16, 2011 4:30pm PDT
did not think that anyone who has been following san francisco politics, government in the last few years would be surprised by the statement that the health care security organs has been an incredible success. it is something that we take a great deal of pride in because of the health care security ordinance that was offered by then-supervisor ammiano. more than 50,000 previously uninsured san franciscans have access to health care, and i haven't because it was -- because of this law. this was an incredible accomplishment here the most extensive public study on the impact of this ordinance shows that not only has the ordinance created the opportunity for these 50,000 san franciscans to be injured, but that there is no appreciable effect on actual job creation or earning patterns here in the city and county of san francisco because of this ordinance. that is a very significant thing to because at that time that the health care security organs was introduced, there were a parade of horribles identified by many who opposed the legislation. thousands of jobs would be lost in the city a
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